Jenness Clairmont received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany, shortly thereafter obtaining her Masters degree in Social Work from SUNY Albany. During that time she worked as an elementary school social worker in Troy, NY and at the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region, Inc.
Following completion of a post-graduate residency in psychotherapy she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has areas of expertise in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and mood disorders, in addition to her work with couples and families.
While maintaining a full-time practice, Jenness had served as the clinical and training director at Samaritan Counseling in recent years. She provides educational services in the form of clinical supervision for mental health professionals and is an adjunct professor for the Sage Graduate School teaching Family Counseling.
Jenness currently serves on the New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners for the New York State Board of Education Office of Professions.
She is a clinical member of the NASW and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and has served as the Legislative Committee Chair and the President for the Albany/Hudson Chapter of NYAMFT.